Immigration Needed To Keep Australia Competitive

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Immigration Needed To Keep Australia Competitive - 2010 Australian Immigration News - July 2022A little while ago I wrote about the slightly worrying view from the new Australia PM Julia Gillard. A view which could highlight further potential cuts to Australian Immigration should she remain in power.

Reading the front page of ‘The Australian’ newspaper today however it would seem that the news for wannabe migrants could perhaps be a little more positive!

Two key government advisers and the nation’s leading demographer have warned that the nation’s “big Australia” debate has now entered dangerous territory and pressed the case for higher immigration to keep the economy strong.

Peter McDonald, head of the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, said yesterday the current political discourse linking high immigration rates to inflated house prices and congestion in the big cities risked a damaging reversion to Hansonism.

Professor McDonald was backed by former key government adviser and population economist Glenn Withers, who said the tone of the debate had “the potential for becoming dangerous”, while Infrastructure Australia head Rod Eddington said he was in favour of a “robust immigration program”.

Business leaders yesterday warned of the risks of any move to use population pressures as a reason to scale back on immigration numbers, saying they were crucial to future economic growth.

Sir Rod, appointed by the Labor government to chair Infrastructure Australia, said: “I’m broadly in favour of a robust ongoing immigration program given that the hunt for talent is a global hunt and we want as many good people as we can sensibly fit in.

“(Migration has) been one of the reasons why Australia has succeeded in the past. We shouldn’t turn a blind eye to that fact.”

The full article can be read at the following link: Let’s hope that this well informed advice is taken on board! I’m certainly seeing the struggle to source competent resources locally!




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  1. Ministers You are selling Australia short
    N E S B people should be able to read write and speak the English language
    If people want to come here they should APPLY through the proper channels
    THOSE THAT FLOAT IN SHOULD BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO EITHER THEIR COUNTRY OF BIRTH OR FROM WHENCE THEY SET SAIL THIS WOULD STOP THE FLOATERS AND THIS WOULD HAVE TO HAPPEN A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THE PEOPLE SMUGGLERS WOULD HAVE NO TRADE ONCE WORD GOT OUT THAT YOU CANT JUST WALK OR FLOAT INTO THIS COUNTRY OF OURS. For every one that floats in. fly them to the nearest U N waiting camp and take those that have applied leagally and are of good standing. Let the floaters wait in their place.The RACIAL unrest in the northern suburbs of Perth come from groups of sierra Leone(spelling) & other African groups against eachother &the aboriginals, I know as I work in a major hospital in Perth and have heard and seen the brutal machette/knife cuts on some. I was present when an african told an Aboriginal ‘They will be the new black of the nation’
    Ministers I am one FED UP Aussie, I dont feel good that Ive vented as I know the Spirit of Australia is being rotted away and our politicians are weak to act.
    I met a Swan Taxi driver on Monday 12/10/10 He is 20yrs old he comes from Pakistan through India through Indonesia by boat to be met in the ocean by Australian Navy taken to Christmas Island &finally into Perth ,16mths ago.His family pooled their money to send him, he said. He drives a taxi and has a 2nd job & expects to have all 8 members of his family in Australia by this time next year
    he proudly tells me he put the paperwork in already.He said most single men in detention are arriving this way. ARE ALARM BELLS RINGING YET? GUESS NOT!
    ONE LAST THING JUST TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
    CHILDREN DO NOT SEW MOUTHS SHUT
    THE PARENTS DO FOR THE IMPACT IT HAS, & PLEASE GIVE THOUGHT TO THOSE WHO ARE DETAINED HERE IF THEY MUCK UP IN DETENTION AND PROTEST TO THE HANDS THAT ARE FEEDING &CLOTHING THEM ..DEPORT THE TROUBLE MAKERS, THEY ARE BOUND TO MAKE TROUBLE ONCE IN THE COMMUNITY . BUT WHAT WOULD I KNOW I’M JUST A TAX PAYING AUSSIE